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DISC Small Grants Program

DISC Small Grants Program

The Delaware Invasive Species Council (DISC) is offering funding through our small grants program. We encourage interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for projects that address an invasive species problem in Delaware. Approximately $2,000 is available to fund one or several projects with a start date of February 15th, 2023 with a one year completion deadline. Please refer to the Request For Proposals for complete details. All proposals are due by 5 PM on January 31, 2023.

Red Lionfish

Red Lionfish

Contact Edna Stetzar to report sightings: Edna.Stetzar@delaware.gov Lionfish Alert for Delaware! Please spread the word and report sightings of this voracious invasive that could be in our waters! The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is interested in documenting the occurrence of lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) off the coast of Delaware. Lionfish are native to the western Pacific Ocean, but have become well established along the east coast of the U.S. from Florida to North Carolina. Warm eddies generated…

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Spotted Lanternfly – Update

Spotted Lanternfly – Update

Effective July 12, 2022, the Delaware Department of Agriculture will expand the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone to include Sussex County. Established populations have neem found n Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, Ocean View, and Rehoboth. Delaware News press releaseLearn more about spotted lanternflyReport spotted lanternfly

NISAW 2022 – Japanese Honeysuckle

NISAW 2022 – Japanese Honeysuckle

During NISAW 2022 the Delaware Invasive Species Council will highlight invasive species that are a concern in Delaware. Today we are looking at Japanese honeysuckle. Remember, everyone can make a difference when it comes to fighting invasive species! Be alert! PDF version of fact sheet.

NISAW 2022 – Spotted Lanternfly

NISAW 2022 – Spotted Lanternfly

During NISAW 2022 the Delaware Invasive Species Council will highlight invasive species that are a concern in Delaware. Today we are looking at the spotted lanternfly. Remember, everyone can make a difference when it comes to fighting invasive species! Be alert! PDF version of fact sheet.

NISAW 2022 – Lesser Celandine

NISAW 2022 – Lesser Celandine

During NISAW 2022 the Delaware Invasive Species Council will highlight invasive species that are a concern in Delaware. Today we are looking at lesser celandine. Remember, everyone can make a difference when it comes to fighting invasive species! Be alert! PDF version of fact sheet.

NISAW 2022 – New Zealand Mudsnail

NISAW 2022 – New Zealand Mudsnail

During NISAW 2022 the Delaware Invasive Species Council will highlight invasive species that are a concern in Delaware. Today we are looking at the New Zealand mudsnail. Remember, everyone can make a difference when it comes to fighting invasive species! Be alert! PDF version of the fact sheet.

NISAW 2022 – English Ivy

NISAW 2022 – English Ivy

During NISAW 2022 the Delaware Invasive Species Council will highlight invasive species that are a concern in Delaware. Today we are looking at English ivy. Remember, everyone can make a difference when it comes to fighting invasive species! Be alert! PDF version of the fact sheet.

Deer impact on native regeneration after invasive species removal

Deer impact on native regeneration after invasive species removal

– Village of Arden Forest Committee – The Arden Woods is a New Castle County-designated Critical Natural Area and has been significantly impacted by the spread of invasive flora species. A recent increase in the local deer population compounds this problem. Deer browse preferentially on native species, giving the invasive species an advantage. Volunteers from the community donate many hours each year to the removal of invasive species. The specific objectives of this project are to clear a 5000 ft2…

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Cherry Hill Manor English Ivy and Vinca Abatement

Cherry Hill Manor English Ivy and Vinca Abatement

– Cherry Hill Manor Maintenance Association – The Cherry Hill Manor townhouse community has open space is owned collectively by the 89 homes in the neighborhood and maintained via the Cherry Hill Manor Maintenance Association. This is a volunteer organization charged with collecting an annual assessment from homeowners and overseeing the upkeep of the commonly owned spaces. In 2020 the Association looked to expand their cleanup efforts to make areas more attractive for activities such as bike riding and walking…

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